Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Farfalle with Sausage and Kale

This is one of my go-to meals.....when I don't know what to make! It is perfect with a fresh Greek salad and everyone likes it (so far)! This recipe is from Cooking light....so it makes me feel like I am eating healthy! Below is the actual recipe and I will put my adjustments in parenthesis.



Ingredients

8 oz. uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta) (I use a whole 16 oz. box)

1/4 c. oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, sliced

1 1/2 c. chopped onion

8 oz. hot turkey Italian sausage (I use 14-16 oz. regular Italian sausage)

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper

1 (14 oz.) can fat-free chicken broth

1 (16 oz.) pkg. fresh kale (I just buy it loose in the produce section; cut off thick stalks)

1 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 oz. shaved fresh Parmesan cheese (about 1/4 cup)


Directions

Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain and reserve some pasta water if needed later. ( I never do this)!


Remove 2 tsp. of oil from the jar of sun-dried tomatoes and place in large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Slice tomatoes and add to oiled pan with onions and sausage. Cook 10 minutes or until sausage is browned; stirring to crumble. Add garlic to pan, cooking 1 minute. Add seasoning, pepper and broth to pan. Stir in cannellini beans and add kale; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until kale is tender. Stir in pasta and reserved liquid, if necessary (I have never needed extra liquid). Pasta is ready.......top with shaved Parmesan cheese!

3 comments:

Ashleigh said...

YAY! I am so glad you posted this b/c I was thinking about it on my drive home last night! Thanks for sharing :)

Lindsey said...

mmmmmmmmmm!

Amanda said...

This looks great. I bet it smells amazing!